The Logistics Coordinator, even though it is an entry level position, plays an important role within the organization insofar as participating in the company’s goal of assuring client’s expectations are exceeded. The fundamentals of our business is pairing our clients (some of whom are manufacturers, producers, and distributors of food products, ingredients and goods) with the most efficient and cost-effective method of transporting those goods, whether it be by rail, ocean liner, air, or over-the-road truck/trailer. A secondary portion of our business is utilizing our own assets (refrigerated trailers) in meeting the needs of our long-term contracted clients. Our growth projections for the next six months to two years are significant, as we find more and more companies recognizing our expertise in the marketplace. The Logistics Coordinator will be involved with a large portion of the aforementioned fundamentals.
Key Responsibilities/Duties :
Full-time (35 to 38 hours per week) with after-hours work as needed
Fully participating in the supply chain analysis, including researching state of the art digital solutions to our unique position in the marketplace (refrigerated + food)
Will be tasked with the research of introducing a technology solution for a product lifecycle management solution
Contacting current and potential clients, identifying new transportation needs that LAC’s niche positioning might fulfill
Interest in or familiarity with the transportation and logistics field is a must, specifically:
Setting up the conversation and relationship for a more senior transportation specialist to present a customized solution to the client.
Involvement in all areas of transportation and responsible for each carrier/customer interaction
Keeping track of clients’ goods while in transit
Contacting carriers to arrange pick-up/drop-offs, and managing the variables that might affect on-time delivery, such as excessive traffic, mechanical breakdown, strikes at the docks, or other miscellaneous situations.
From time-to-time, may be called upon to participate in the Account Payable and Account Receivable process.
Job Requirements :
Attention to Detail
Recent computer experience is a must. Computer proficient with Microsoft Office products like Microsoft Suite, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, as well as the ability and desire to learn web-based programs specific to the transportation and logistics fields
AR/AP skills would be a plus, however, not necessary for the right candidate
The ability to think quickly on one’s feet, resolving issues that inevitably come up (missed deliveries, for example)
Good communication skills, as this staff member may, on occasion, be in contact with clients and carriers. Those clients include some of the largest Fortune 500 companies;
Must have desire to be involved in whole spectrum of the logistics industry with possible carrier intentions
Must have desire and aptitude for wanting to create solutions based on specific niche client needs and have the ability to illustrate the benefit of the solution using written and verbal communications.
Will be introduced to the finances of the logistic industry; understanding how decisions effect both gross and net margins.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year